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2012 Honda Ridgeline Truck - Overview

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$29,350 – $37,280 MSRP

$26,845 – $34,078 Invoice

15 / 21 MPG City/Hwy

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Power Circle Ratings

Overall Quality 5.0

Overall Performance and Design 5.0

Predicted Reliability 4.0

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2012 Honda Ridgeline Truck

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Overview

What's New for 2012:
- New grille design and other changes that Honda says improve aerodynamics
- Improvement in highway mileage by 1 mpg
- A fourth trim level, second from the bottom in the lineup

Exterior Features
The 2012 Honda Ridgeline is a unique style of midsize pickup truck offered in a 4-door crew cab body style and in four trim levels. The Ridgeline offers a 5-foot dent-resistant bed with a lockable trunk located underneath that includes drain holes for use as a cooler. Trunk space is 8.5 cubic feet. The spare tire is located underneath the bed floor, which is unique among pickups.

Interior Features
Standard equipment includes a power-sliding rear window, 60/40 split-folding rear seat with storage underneath the seat, full power accessories, cruise control, trip computer, and a 6-speaker audio system with MP3 connection.

Optional Features
The 2012 Honda Ridgeline offers one factory option: a Navigation System package that includes Bluetooth compatibility and a reversing camera. Amenities available moving up the trim levels include 18-inch black alloy wheels, rear privacy glass, fog lights, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, 8-way power driver seat, sunroof, leather upholstery, ambient console lighting, and heated front seats.

Under the Hood
The Honda Ridgeline is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 engine rated at 250 horsepower and mated with a 5-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Honda Ridgeline are 15/21/17 mpg (city/highway/combined).

Safety
Standard safety equipment on the Honda Ridgeline includes stability control, front-seat side air bags, and side curtain air bags with rollover sensors.

In government tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Ridgeline received 4 (out of 5) stars for rollover protection. In tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Ridgeline received "Good" ratings--the Institute's highest--for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection and roof strength, and was named a "Top Safety Pick" for 2012.


Available Trims for the 2012 Honda Ridgeline Truck

  Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
RT (A5) 5 speed automatic $29,350 250-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 15/21
Sport (A5) 5 speed automatic $30,095 250-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 15/21
RTS (A5) 5 speed automatic $32,055 250-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 15/21
RTL w/Leather (A5) 5 speed automatic $34,930 250-hp / 3.5L 6-cyl 15/21

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